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3 milestones Virat Kohli can achieve in the WTC final against NZ

May 10, 2021

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Durba

Virat Kohli will lead the Indian Test side in the World Test Championship final against NZ. The World Test Championship final is set to take place in England on 18th June 2021. Both the teams will look to win their 1st ever World Test Championship trophy. Kohli and co will be confident after registering a 3-1 win against England in the Test series held recently. Virat Kohli has been in fine form in the Test format lately. That said, here are 3 milestones that Kohli could achieve against NZ in the World Test Championship final:

3. Kohli is just 227 runs short of 1000 runs against NZ in the Test format

Virat Kohli is only 227 runs shy of registering 1000 runs against NZ in the Test format. The Indian skipper boasts a superb batting average of 51.53 against NZ in the Test format. Furthermore, Kohli has also notched 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries against NZ in the Test format. Hence, there are chances that Kohli might achieve this milestone in the upcoming World Test Championship final against NZ.

2. Chance to overtake Mahela Jayawardene for most double hundreds in Tests

Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene is the 5th player with the most double hundreds in Tests. Currently, Virat Kohli has 7 double hundreds to his name in the Test format. If Kohli manages to score a double hundred against NZ in the WTC final, he will become the 4th player with the most double hundreds in the Test format. Kohli will overtake both Mahela Jayawardene and England cricketing legend Wally Hammond, who have scored 7 double hundreds in the Test format.

1. Virat Kohli is 68 runs short of 6000 runs as India’s captain in the Test format

Virat Kohli has racked 7490 runs in his Test career. Out of 7490 runs, Kohli has scored 5932 runs as captain of the Indian Test side. Hence, he is only 68 runs shy of registering 6000 runs as India’s captain in the Test format. Only Graeme Smith, Allan Border, and Ricky Ponting have scored more runs as their team’s captain in the Test format. Kohli has a 60% win rate as captain of the Indian national Test team. In 60 matches as India’s captain, Kohli has led India to victory on 36 occasions in the Tests. The Indian skipper will be eager to win his maiden WTC trophy.

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Durba